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Al Launier
06-05-2014, 9:02 AM
I recently purchased a set of Quadrant hinges (http://www.rockler.com/solid-brass-quadrant-hinges-pair ) for a box Im making. I have installed the hinges to the point where I now need to mortise the box & lid for the stops. The depth of mortise will be much deeper in the box (approx. 1 deep) than in the lid (approx. ). The stop is 0.065 thick.

Ive searched the Internet for information on installing Quadrant hinges, but each shies away from the part dealing directly with the mortise.

Since I dont have a router bit, or end mill that small of a dia. or length, I was thinking of drilling a series of 5/64 dia. holes next to each other & angled back, then using a hack saw blade, or jig saw blade to manually saw though the holes to open up the slot. This seems to be a crude way to do this. Im tempted to simply not install the stop, but am concerned that if the lid is accidently opened too far that may pop the hinge as the screws (steel) are very small (#2?), and I really dont want to install a chain stop.

Is there a better way?

Also, what is the purpose of the hole in the stop? Is it for a short cross pin to keep it from falling out?

PS: I've looked at the RotoZip bits, but am not confident they would work well, especially for that dia. & depth.

Also, what is the purpose of the hole in the stop? Is it for a short cross pin to keep the stop from falling out?

Ive looked at the RotoZip bits, but am not confident they would work well, especially for this dia. & depth.